rose of Sharon


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rose of Sharon

n.
1. A small tree or shrub (Hibiscus syriacus) in the mallow family, native to Asia, having large reddish, purple, or white flowers and widely cultivated as an ornamental plant. Also called althea.

[From the King James Version translation of Hebrew ḥăbaṣṣelet ha-ššārôn (a phrase describing a beautiful flower to which a woman likens herself in Song of Songs 2:1) : ḥăbaṣṣelet, a kind of beautiful flower of Canaan (possibly the sea daffodil Pancratium maritimum or a kind of crocus, narcissus, tulip, or other bulbous flower) + ha-, the + šārôn, the Plain of Sharon.]

rose of Sharon

n
1. (Plants) Also called: Aaron's beard a creeping shrub, Hypericum calycinum, native to SE Europe but widely cultivated, having large yellow flowers: family Hypericaceae
2. (Plants) Also called: althaea a Syrian malvaceous shrub, Hibiscus syriacus (or Althaea frutex), cultivated for its red or purplish flowers

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n.
1. Also called althea. a widely cultivated shrub or small tree, Hibiscus syriacus, of the mallow family, having showy white, reddish, or purplish flowers.
2. a St.-John's-wort, Hypericum calycinum, having evergreen foliage and showy yellow flowers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rose of Sharon - Asiatic shrub or small shrubby tree having showy bell-shaped rose or purple or white flowers and usually three-lobed leavesrose of Sharon - Asiatic shrub or small shrubby tree having showy bell-shaped rose or purple or white flowers and usually three-lobed leaves; widely cultivated in temperate North America and Europe
hibiscus - any plant of the genus Hibiscus
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"How-do-you-do, once more, Miss Rose of Sharon. You're not the Bible's Rose of Sharon, are you?" he joshed a bit awkwardly.
And he had called her his rose, his Rose of Sharon. The new house was to be the garden in which she should blossom.
There is a back deck area that has large trees for shade and crepe myrtle and rose of Sharon bushes planted for color.
At Lee Theatre in Causeway Bay, on 24-25 August, members of the public are invited to participate in a fashion-themed floral workshop held by Rose of Sharon, where guests can try their hand at bringing creativity and colour to life.
Another beautiful plant is Hypericum calycinum (rose of Sharon), which spreads but is tidy.
Hypericum calycinum (rose of Sharon) will grow in a of spots, but thrives in drier areas
Hypericum calycinum (rose of Sharon) will grow in a range of spots, but thrives in drier areas
'Rose of Sharon' is the phrase used by poets and songwriters in their art works.
Apart from her wealth, Folorunsho Alakija is a keen philanthropist, setting up the Rose of Sharon Foundation, which empowers orphans and widows through scholarships and grants.
This brought me close to a 'powerful' RCCG, Rose of Sharon Parish, Agbara and I became a chorister there and within a space of short time, I became the men's choir leader in the parish from 2009 to 2011 before I left the shores of Nigeria for further academic studies in the US.
* Althea (Rose of Sharon) is a medium to large sized shrub with large showy blossoms from July through September.
class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBTheres a character from John Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath in the very last scene of the book ndash Rose of Sharon. She helps a man on the verge of death by starvation suckle on her breast.